I hope you don’t mind if I post a few articles that aren’t about Covid-19.
Way More than You Can Bear
A common myth in Christianity is that God will never place more on you than you can handle. I don’t know of anything further from the truth, as this author points out.
Recently, I was going back through my journals and I read words I had written years before: “God, I can’t handle this anymore. I don’t know what to do, but I can’t do this.”
The circumstances in my life had become overwhelming, everything was crumbling, and my world was falling apart.
To be honest, if someone had come alongside me at that point and tried to reassure me by saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle,” I may have punched them square in the face.
That tired, old phrase often sounds more like a taunt than a comfort. When we are down and out and feeling discouraged, hearing those words can cause us to feel like we are not measuring up. It causes us to ask, “If I am supposed to handle this, then why can’t I handle it?”
The truth is, God never said He wouldn’t give you more than you can handle. There will be times in life when you will feel like you are drowning and there is no one to help you.
Continue this (brief) article here.
This article was written by a same-sex attracted woman who wrote one of the best articles about Christianity and same-sex attraction I’ve ever read. Here she digs into what all of us have in common when it comes to placing all our attractions under the control of Jesus.
I’m just going to put this one here and walk away sadly. Very sadly.
So, a young graduate of UC Berkeley writes and records a song with lyrics her Cambodian mother wrote in Khmer (the Cambodian national language). They upload it to YouTube and pretty soon they are leading a Cambodian pop music renaissance. Did I mention the young lady didn’t really speak the language when they started?
Nothing super spiritual here, but our church has a strong tie to Cambodia and this article teaches a lot about the nation while telling an interesting story.
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